California: Learn to Surf Like a Pro

Surfing is so synonymous with California that it’s hard not to hum a Beach Boys track when you picture those rolling Pacific waves. For the ultimate salty adventure, who better to take your cue from than Johnny Utah? For us, Point Break epitomises that feeling of freedom you get when you step outside your comfort zone. Yep, we’re re-imagining the epic water and airborne escapades from the movie to bring you a genuine taste of outlaw surf culture. Grab your board, perfect your fugitive demeanour, get ready for one pretty irresistible experience.

santa monica living

Santa Monica boasts 3.5 miles of gorgeous beaches and an epic beach culture, so where better to live out your surf fantasies? Get into the California state of mind amidst the laid-back styling’s of Shutters on the Beach, your bolthole for your Point Break adventure. This boutique hotel is perfectly located for promenading the Santa Monica Pier, raiding the boutiques of Third Street and, most importantly, getting onto the sand. When the day on the water is done and dusted, kick back by Shutter’s stunning poolside and welcome the evening with a cocktail in hand.

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Like what you see? Contact us today to find out more about our exclusive itineraries. But remember: each and every Black Tomato trip is tailored exactly to who you are and what you want to do so tell us about yourself and we’ll create something that’s entirely you.

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catch a wave

In order to surf like the pros, you need to learn from the pros, so we’ve lined up some of the surfing world’s finest to tutor you. So what are you waiting for? Grab your board, zip into your wetsuit and begin the coaching that will see you standing and slicing the waves with professional finesse in no time. Whether you’re a beginner or just looking to perfect your style, our surf instructors are here to give you a full immersion into the surfers’ way of life, bound to ignite a lifelong globe-trotting passion.

You’ll be catching waves like a local, and you’ll want to prove it on the big screen. We’ll catch your surf style on film (fish lens optional) as you catch wave after wave. This is one home video you’ll never let go of. You’ll be itching to do it again.


After surfing, you may think nothing can match the excitement of getting up on your board and riding it back to shore…but the adrenaline rush doesn’t end at the water’s edge. Time to return to dry land (momentarily) to board your plane. Remember watching Point Break’s sky dive scene late at night thinking ‘I’d like to do that someday’? Well, here we go.

This is not just one of the most incredible natural thrills you can experience but in our opinion a wholly unique way to see the luscious lands of California. Freefalling for what seems a lifetime, but merely lasts 60 seconds, you experience only the sound of the wind rushing past and your heart pumping; no traffic, no conversation, no distractions. Pull the ‘chute and float to the ground, and begin planning your next trip back.